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his wife will run for president. and adds that he would support joe biden as a 2016 presidential nominee if he got the nomination. he'll support any democratic nomination. >>> notre dame is suing over obama care birth control mandates. they're doing this again. the university filed a fresh lawsuit opposing insurance for student and employees saying it goes against the teachings of catholic church. the affordable care act does make exceptions for religious institutions. so this new lawsuit seeks an expanded exception for schools and universities as well. >>> the house has passed a ten-year extension of the 25-year-old ban on plastic guns that can pass metal detectors and x-ray machines. new york senator charles schumer calls the extension better than nothing, but not by much. he plans to pass a tougher bill on monday, the day the classic gun band is set to expire. >>> vice president joe biden meeting with the chinese prime minister xi jinping. the vice president spent yesterday in japan, calling on china to drop sovereigncy over the beijing sea. >>> the obama administration says i
. >> thank you very much. diplomatic turbulence. vice president joe biden's trip to asia and talks with japan and china over disputed air space. >>> and what needs to be done with our rail system following another deadly derailment. >> back to al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler. here are our top stories. 131 million americans are expected to spend $2 billion by the end of cyber monday. that'that would be a record. online sales are up with web retailers reporting more sales growth than traditional brick and mortar stores. and the white house said hundreds of thousands of americans were trying out the website today. extreme speed is one factor in a train crash in new york. four people died and several injured. joining with us, former secretary transportation under president bush. and mr. secretary, it's good to see you. >> john, it's good to be with you, thanks. what needs to be done to the infrastructure in this country when it tomorrows to passenger trains? >> well, right now i think there is a big difference between the amount of money that's available and the amount of money that is necessar
, that is the deadline to sign up for coverage in january. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning, the first stop on a week-long asia trip that includes visits to china and south korea. the vice president had planned to focus on trade and economic issues but suddenly he is finding himself to calm rising tensions in the region over the east china sea claimed by china and japan. the dispute intensified last week with china's claim of an airplane defense identification zone over these islands. >>> accusations this morning against syrian president bashar. the human rights chief says massive evidence collected over the course of the 33-month-old conflict in syria indicates asawed sad in war crimes and crimes against humanity. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following this for us and live in damascus. does this report name bashar al assad specifically? >> reporter: it doesn't name him specifically but does implicate him. the report says that these war crimes and crimes against humanity go all the way to the top levels of the syrian government, including responsibility for the office of the h
next half hour. >>> vice president biden trying to ease tensions between japan and incline. he is in beijing. biden telling chinese leader that america will not recognize the zone. both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over the disputed region. >>> the head of the operations says preparations are on track to start moving the deadly chemical agents but right now, a lack of security on the main road connecting damascus is causing a lot of concerns for them. if all goes as planned, the arsenal could be destroyed by the middle of next year. >>> the white house is in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. the visitors the next two weeks will be treated to the portuguese waterdogs ornament made out of black satin ribbons. one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday knocking down a 2-year-old girl visiting from alabama! can you believe it? this is like the biggest white house scandal? no. >> look at that! >> that is the one where it looks nice. the next one, she ends up on the ground. >> she has a lasting memory there. th
biden's visit to beijing today. u.s. officials say he and chinese president xi jinping traded arguments over china's new air defense zone around islands that japan also claims. later, in a subdued session with reporters, neither man mentioned the issue. instead, xi emphasized that diplomacy is needed from both the u.s. and china to maintain regional peace. >> ( translated ): both the international situation and the regional landscape are undergoing profound and complex changes. regional hotspot issues keep popping up, and china and the united states shoulder important responsibilities for upholding world peace and stability and promoting human development and progress. >> woodruff: the state-run english newspaper "china daily" was far less diplomatic. in a bluntly worded editorial, it accused the u.s. of casting a blind eye to japanese provocations. the editorial went on to say: "despite trying to present the image of being an impartial mediator, washington has obviously taken japan's side." the european commission has imposed fines of $2.3 billion on major u.s. and european banks, over
of respect for the king of thailand's birthday. >>> joe biden was at odds with the chinese president over the plans to extend an air security zone to the east china sea. biden views the decision at illegitimate. china's president is reportedly not pack town. >>> america's fast food workers are taking their demand for higher wages to the streets. >> hey hey ho ho. >> this was the scene back in august in new york and tomorrow, low-waing protestors will be conducting demonstrations. many want the hourly increase to $15 an hour. a community activist helping to organize the protests tomorrow. there have been protests before, what have been the results? >> to reach out to our community to explain why they need an increase in their wages, and the right to form a yoip without retaliation-- union without retaliation. they are doing an excellent job to bring the story to our community and they say that st. louis can't survive on $7.35 an hour which is our minimum wage in missouri and that's absolutely true. not only can't these workers survive but our community can't survive on that kind of wage. >
headlines, vice president joe biden says china's new air defense zone over the east china sea is causing significant apprehension. he's in beijing meeting with the country's top leaders. biden says he expressed washington's firm position and expectations regarding the zone. the air space is over a disputed island chain claimed by both china and japan. biden will be heading to seoul, the last stop on his asian tour. >>> john kerry is meeting with benjamin netanyahu. kerry will try to push the mideast peace process forward and meet with president mahmoud abbas in the west bank later today. >>> new developments in the massive yarnell hill fire. it killed 19 elite firefighters last year. it accused the administration of forestry of failing to have a proper plan to combat that forest fire. they've been fined more than $500,000 for workplace violations during the tragedy and has 15 days to appeal. >>> they've wrapped up the rape investigation of jameis winston. a news conference is scheduled to are this afternoon. winston is a leading candidate for the heisman trophy. many voters are waiting t
turf war racheting up between china and japan enter into this nasty nflict, vice president joe biden. what role will he play in asia's air battle? stay with us. hi honey, did you get the teco yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> welcome back to "the lead." turning to the world lead, let's hope he's got enough cash in his wallet for the trip or at least in travelers checks. vice president joe biden has arrived in japan for the first leg of his tour through asia and this comes right in the middle of rising tensions in the region after china seized a bigger air space over the east china sea last month. both japan and the u.s. have flown planes right through the zone that china is now claiming, but they haven't given beijing the heads-up that it demanded. china has responded by scrambling fighter jets in the region. the vice president will travel to chin
by the fasters' tend on the mall. two weeks ago, vice president joe biden stopped in. for now, the activists seem less focused on the president than the man at the other end of pennsylvania avenue. reverend bernice king put it on tuesday -- >> so to our brother, mr. boehner, representative boehner, the best time is now. the right time is now. the correct time is now and the only time is now. >> in fact, the time may actually be now, raising hopes that reform might finally be passed in 2014. john boehner announced the hiring of a veteran immigration expert and former john mccain chief of staff rebecca talent. but no good deed goes unpunished, especially in the gop. as soon as boehner's new hire became republican, reform opponents pounced. head of the anti-reform center on immigration studies wrote, the republican party leadership really does seem dead set on satisfying corporate demands and trying to ram amnesty down the throats of its own voters. joining us now is professor at the lbj school of public policy at the university of texas, victoria s victoria soto. thank you, as always. i'm reminded
islands joe biden declared support for japan. >> we the us ar united states ae concerned about the attempt to change the status quo in the east china sea. he will bring up the island controversy in the leaders in babeijing the u.s. is obligatedy treaty to defend japan and it's at thterritories. >> in thailand another day of the protest in the streets of bangkok. but instead they work together. the police allowing the anti-government protestors inside government headquarters and the prime minister calling on police to refrain from violence demonstrators have been protesting corruption in the government and have called on the prime minister to step down. and in ukraine 300,00 300,000 rd in kiev. they are angry at the president for rejecting closer ties with the european union in favor of russia. secretary osecretary of state ks decided to skip a visit there this week and urged the government to listen to it's people. >> it's 20 minutes to the top of the hour america tonight is coming up joie chen is standing by to tell us what is on her program. >> good evening, john. , nice to see you. >> w
." >>> vice president biden has arrived in beijing for high-stakes meetings on china's new claim about its air defense zone. the visit had originally been built on the goodwill between the two countries. it added significance after the u.s. and japan refused to recognize china's claim on that airspace that's above the tiny island in the east china sea. >>> nearly a year after the sandy hook elementary school massacre, the public will hear the dramatic 911 calls from that tragic day. the tapes of the emergency calls will be released this afternoon. connecticut officials had tried to block them to protect families of the 20 children and 6 educators who were killed on that day. but they decided not to appeal after a court ruled to make those recordings public. >>> and now, to detroit, where the judge who approved the city's entrance into bankruptcy is calling that move an opportunity for a fresh start. the motor city now must address its $18 billion debt. the judge's decision was opposed by the city's unions, pension funds and retirees who claim that the debt will be settled through cuts to their
biden provides that we havedent seen just this week on his very important foreign trip. that, you know, the president feels lucky to have had hillary clinton on his team and have joe biden on his team and that is what he is focused on. will do a little up and backion john and then i will get you next. voice of america. >> it was a very heartfelt statement about nelson mandela. she also had this address of human rights the other day. how closely did she consult with the president? >> i know he was aware of it but i don't know how much they talked about it. i know that she felt strongly about the speech and i encourage everyone here who has not seen it to read it. as you expect, because she is the national security advisor of the president, they spend a lot of time together. so i'm sure they discussed it. that she aspect of said as we test the potential for diplomatic resolution on the issue, another key test is whether we begin to see progress in human rights. will that be a separate track completely as the human rights issues are raised at all? or will it be raised over the nowmonth pe
. >> scott hideler for us in bangkok. scott, thanks very much for the update. tonight, vice president biden is in japan where he is having meetings on the economy and security. his visit to asia will include stops in china and south korea. it's a tension time in the region, in part because of the disputed islands in the east china sea. china and japan say they own those islands. last month, china declared an expaneled defense zone. the u.s. recently feel two military planes through the zone without first notifying the chinese. >>> there must be something about the seahawk football going very well when it's going to snow in seattle because that's what we are getting right now. a little bit much snow working its way down south towards the seattle area not quite to the playing field yet, but that little bit of snow is not leaving a lot in the way of accumulation. but what it is a sign of: arctic air. it is blasting out of the tra frazier valley into the city of bellingham, the northern border of canada and right on washington/canada border. we will see the snow band gradually fall apart. the c
biden meeting on with asian leaders. we are talking about healthcare.gov. it somebody be fired over its failures? pennsylvania. republican. caller: good morning. i feel that the obama care fiasco has been ruining many people. my son, for instance. 62 years old -- he signed up for security and about two days later he got a letter that he had no more insurance. this is wrong. it is happening to everybody. the insurance companies must be relishing this problem. i think he is wrong and they do that he talks on both sides of his mouth. he tells us one thing and he knows he is going to do something else. i think he has been so unfair to a lot of the american public. i don't think he knows the constitution -- he does not believe in it. i am just so sorry for my son and my other children. i wish they would just -- i judge thatthat passed the final vote really be said that he did it. hayward, california. it democrat. good morning. this whole conversation is very allculous because first of i don't think nobody should be fired. if anybody should be fired it congress.the they have been doing nothin
:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow. honoredsident biden mandela today by making an inscription in a condolence book at the south african tendency -- south african embassy. the vice president plans to speak at a memorial service at the national cathedral in washington. sat at a small rote condolences on behalf of the american people. >> the wireline world is the system ofrculatory our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that connect what is now the information economy in the u.s. data traffic on our wireline networks increase at 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect communication, whether they originate in a wireline or wireless environment. america's future is a wireline future. >> u.s. telecom head walter mccormick much night on the communicators at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. covered my mental health meetings ist few had, and then they never showed up. i was walking in the white house and met this woman who was a press person. you do not ever cover my meetings. she said mental health is not a issue. but we found out what was needed and
. this is a big deal to quote joe biden. [laughter] but we are going to just keep working on it and approving it and assigning it. if we see a problem, we'll fix it. but we are not repealing it. not as long as i am president and. [applause] particularly because the folks who are criticizing it don't have any ideas in terms of how to reduce cost ensure millions of people get coverage for the first time, and make sure that insurance is more secure. those are things the law is already doing and we have to just make sure that people know about it. that is why i'm here because they need your help. that's why you are here, because you know i need your help. believe it or not their organizations working to convince young people not to get insurance. think about that. that is a really bizarre way to spend your money to try to convince people not to get health insurance not ticket preventive care, not to make sure they're able to survive an accident or illness. if i had that much money, i wouldn't be spending it
president biden and hillary clinton would make an excellent president. he said he was not going to touch the question. you can read more details online at thehill.com. this weekend, you can check out quarter lane, idaho in northern d'alene, idaho. here's a preview. we are in the north part of idaho, not too far from the canadian border. the city is probably best known for the beauty. kinds ofmidst all water, lakes, and rivers. we live in the mountains. all kinds of color. to me, the story is that we have become what we needed to become. we are a city that we have thrived on mining and timber. as that one away, so did many of our jobs. hard at will are we going to be? we do not want to lose that sense of who we were as far as people and a community. we had to look at what the jobs were going to being. we are known for the tour is on we have a -- we are known for the tour is him. we have a huge medical center. we are trying to diversify the economic base. we realize as a city, if we are not growing, it does not mean we but we have hugely, to be progressive and in the real world. at the sam
for bruce president biden's chief of staff. he will have the broad foundation. succeeds bruce reed tomorrow. the senate is expected to clear a house passed ill extending for 10 years a ban on entirely plastic ones. also members will resume consideration of the 2014 defense funding bill and vote on the confirmation of patricia and the vote will be the first test of how republicans respond to the democratic changes in filibuster rules. watch live senate coverage on c- span2 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time, or you can listen today live on c-span radio. white house coverage on c-span at noon. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> i got upset with the president because they covered my mental health work, the first few meetings i had, and then they never showed up anymore. so when they were walking the floor in the white house and met us woman who was one of the press people -- met this woman who was one of the press people come a i said, no one ever goes to my meeting. she said, ms. carter, mental health is just not a sexy issue. but we tour the country, found what was needed, developed l
president biden in asia right now visiting japan and china. is he carrying any message from the white house in terms of this dispute? >> the vice president is on a long planned trip to asia that includes several countries and while a number of issues will be raised in the discussions he will have, given the increase in regional tensions the adi z that china announce will be an issue that the vice president will race. he is an excellent relationship with the leaders of all three countries and he will underscore how important is to avoid actions to prevent miscalculations that could undermine peace, security and prosperity in the region. this is an opportunity for vice president biden to raise their concerns directly with policymakers in beijing and to seek clarity regarding china's intentions and make in this move at this time. it's also an opportunity to confer with our allies japan and the republic of korea both of whom are direct we affected by china's actions. >> jay along those lines north korea is holding an 85-year-old, edward newman. is this something the vice president will raise on
up including an exclusive sitdown with msnbc. also this morning, as joe biden makes a swing across key country, we'll take a look at what's at stake for the u.s. with this asia visit. >>> and new details this morning on the deadly commuter train wreck in new york. investigators say the train was going three times as fast as it should have been on that sharp curve. good morning from washin.
president biden to tell them, ok, it will be ok. here is how we go through this. and to hear their problems and say, how can we make this better for you? host: here is a "roll call" story from last week -- noting a group of seven democrats are calling on president obama to appoint an official to oversee the ongoing repairs of the beleaguered federal health care website. jeffrey's roll over the past month and a half, talk a little bit about that and if he will actually be replaced by the white house. guest: he came into takeover and managed this whole project once we became aware of the website problems. he is really the ringleader of all of the fixes and things that needed to be changed on the website. he is going to move to a different position. we are not sure exactly when. he is scheduled to take over in january. the white house says they will replace him and we are not sure when he will be replaced or with, and the democrats, i think, led by a democrat from new hampshire, have asked, we want a long-term, permanent person in this position, so we know who's accountable and are not constan
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